HAIL FREEDONIA! AMNESIA HASTENS WAR PREPARATIONS

 In the Marx Brothers 1933 comedy Duck Soup, the small, bankrupt nation of Freedonia is threatened by its neighbour Sylvania. A rich widower, Mrs. Teasdale, refuses to finance the nations’ Treasury unless the cabinet installs her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, as President. Rufus, played by Groucho Marx, turns out to be an agent for the …

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GET OUT THE TINFOIL PANTS

“We should seriously consider lining our wallets with tinfoil,” I said to my partner the other day, while discussing how the growing use of RFID cards is making it easier for crooks and corporations to remotely hack personal information from wallets. I immediately burst out laughing at my own comment. Here I was proposing that …

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